Published: Friday, 22nd September 2017
Royal Greenwich primary school pupils once again prove themselves on a national level.
Provisional Department for Education 2017 data reveals that 70 per cent of pupils achieved reading, writing and maths scores combined at the expected standard, the joint seventh best result in the country and nine percentage points above the national average at Key Stage 2 (pupils aged seven to 11).
Third best in the country for writing
Higher level achievers did particularly well. Royal Greenwich pupils ranked joint third best in the country for writing at greater depth, with a quarter of students making the advanced grade. 13 per cent of pupils achieved the higher standard results in reading, writing and maths combined, placing them joint sixth best in the country.
Ofsted has recognised the high standards of our schools and has judged 98 per cent of Greenwich primary schools as 'good' or 'outstanding' this is compared to 91 per cent nationally. We have invested in these schools to increase the number of places available.
'Results reflect hard work and determination'
Councillor Chris Kirby, Cabinet Member covering the portfolio for Children and Young People said, "This fantastic set of results reflects the hard work and determination of our children as well as the dedication and expertise of staff in our excellent schools. We are narrowing the gap for our most vulnerable children while also stretching the most able."
"At a time when parents across the borough are choosing a primary school for their child, it just shows that there's never been a better time to learn in a Royal Greenwich school."
Received praise from Ofsted inspectors
The impressive results come shortly after children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) were found to be making better progress in Royal Greenwich than nationally at both primary and secondary school age. Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission praised senior leaders' high aspirations for improving outcomes.
Admissions for children who will start primary school in September 2018 are currently open and will close on 15 January 2018.